The first Ladies of Murrumbateman event, “Come Wine With Us, Pretty in Pink”, was a sellout success on Saturday night at the Rec Grounds, with a waiting list of women ready for the next event.

The new owners of Jeir Crew Winery were on board and gave the 55 guests eight wines for tasting, with the Yass Valley Times Editor’s personal favourite the pinot noir.

The women of Murrumbateman had plenty of fun getting to know one another and sharing the challenges they face in doing so without central meeting places in the area outside of the Murrumbateman Pub.

Councillor Jasmin Jones was the special guest on the night and congratulated the women on the initiative before speaking to the group about what her role entails and how she fits it in around family and work commitments and what support is available. Councillor Jones encouraged the women in the room to consider running or supporting other women to run for council at the next election.

One of the event organisers and the park protest earlier that day, Kristin Butler, hinted that there was a big chance she would be running for election come September.

Organisers Jourdan & Kristen welcomed ladies to their inaugural event. Image at the top – Sarah Watson & Kristen Butler are passionate about connecting women in their community and hope to run for Council in September. 

Another person to put their hat in the ring in a similar fashion was Sarah Watson, whom our readers may be familiar with as our October 2020 front-page feature story. Sarah, an Iraq veteran, is a passionate advocate for veteran’s mental health and organised a Yoga in Yass and Coffee catch-up to help raise awareness and bring Yass Valley’s many Defence Force families and community together.

With another event already in the planning stages, keep a lookout for what will undoubtedly be another night not to be missed.

Max O’Driscoll